The Primary Program

The Primary Program is a comprehensive three year program in which all students start at age three and stay with us until the end of their Master Year, the Montessori equivalent of the Kindergarten year. 


In our Primary Program classrooms, students ages 3 to 6 years old form a classroom community.  Each child develops their own interests and abilities in classroom environments that enable them to become independent and to practice leadership. 


Montessori materials that appeal to a child’s love of order and natural curiosity, activities that strengthen fine motor control and that enable students to begin lengthening concentration and honing senses, are available for children to practice and refine skills at their own pace.


Classrooms of mixed ages enable younger children to learn from older children, and enable older children to reinforce their own learning and leadership skills.


Children socialize, collaborate, and work independently with guidance from our lead teachers who are Association Montessori International (AMI) and certified BC teachers.


We encourage you to observe our Primary Programs in Nanaimo and Parksville Campus. Please call 250.760.0615, we're happy to share our programs and school with you.

Programs Offered:

We offer three program options for families at Nanaimo Campus and Parksville Campus:


  • Montessori to Noon            8:30am to Noon
  • Montessori to 3:00pm         8:30am to 3:00pm
  • Montessori Extended Day  8:30am to 5:00pm (Nanaimo only)


Discover Montessori School accepts Affordable Child Care Benefit plans (formerly BC Childcare Subsidy) and is registered in the BC Fee Reduction program.  We are a non-profit school, and keep our rates in line with other local programs. Please contact the school for the current fee schedule.

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